World Affairs Council of the Desert added a special luncheon event January 30th at Ironwood Country Club in Palm Desert. Speaker Lt Colonel Rick Francona discussed, “Czars, Sultans and Mullahs: Syria and the Aftermath of the Arab Spring.” Lt.Col Francona retired after 27 years as a USAF intelligence officer primarily in the Middle East. He is an author and commentator having served multiple tours of duty with the NSA and CIA and is featured on NBC, CNBC and CNN as a military analyst. Recruited in 2002 for the Pentagon Military Analyst program as someone influential to help sell a wary public on a possible Iraq invasion. An engaging speaker who taught us to distinguish Sunni from Shia. WACD President Jim McFarlin, himself a former Air Force officer, welcomed the sold-out crowd.
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